MFA@FLA Softball Team Dominates Another Season. The team went 47-0 this season, racking up wins against the entomologists, the etymologists, and the Boxton Red Sox. Said first baseman, Forester McClatchey, “BLOOD! BLOOOOOD!” The team continued its thirteen-year undefeated streak, an unprecedented achievement in the world of intramural softball involving writers. Asked what the team hopes to achieve next year, shortstop Kayla Beth Moore ate a turkey leg and spewed the bones across the pitcher’s mound.
Camille Bordas’ How to Behave in a Crowd has just been published in paperback. Camille’s own translation of the novel into French, Isidore et les autres, will be published in September by Inculte-Dernier Marge.
Dan Grossman (MFA 2021) wrote about Toni Morrison and Moby Dick for Marginalia and Hemingway for Tablet Mag.
David Leavitt provided (legitimate) commentary to an episode of Ancient Aliens. Link to youtube. His commentary begins at 00:35.
Rachel Khong’s Goodbye, Vitamin won the California Book Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum award for first fiction.
David Leavitt’s story “The David Party,” was selected by Sheila Heti for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best American Non-Required Reading. A translation of the story into Italian appears in the September issue of Vanity Fair Italia.
William Logan’s most recent poetry collection, Rift of Light, published by Penguin.
Benjamin Corbett’s stories “Boys” and “Doors” appear in the new issue of The Literary Review, the fiction editor of which, Justin Taylor, some of you will remember from his days as an undergraduate English major here.